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Warnings in effect for central NC if severe storms pass

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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Portions of central North Carolina are under severe thunderstorm warnings Thursday afternoon as storms sweep through the area, weather officials said.

The warning, issued at 3:24 p.m., said a severe thunderstorm was about 7 miles west of Lillington. It was moving northeast at 40 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.

The alert applies to south-central Wake County, northwest Johnston County and central Harnett County. It is valid until 4:15 p.m

A second warning was issued at 15:43. It affects southern Vance County, southeastern Granville County, northern Wake County, southeastern Durham County and Franklin County. It is valid until 4:30 p.m

According to the NWS, the second thunderstorm warning was the result of a storm near Cary moving northeast at 50 mph.

Quarter-size hail and wind gusts of up to 60mph are possible, the NWS warned.

“Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roof trim and trees,” the warning said.

Central North Carolina is also monitored for tornadoes through 9 p.m

https://www.cbs17.com/weather/severe-weather/warnings-in-effect-in-central-nc-as-severe-storms-move-through/ Warnings in effect for central NC if severe storms pass

DUSTIN JONES

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